Ambassador Theriot delivers keynote remarks at Atlantic Council Caribbean Initiative

Remarks as prepared Ambassador Nicole Theriot “Setting the PACC 2030 Agenda: Building Climate Resilient Caribbean Economies Atlantic Council Caribbean Initiative November 16, 2023 Good afternoon, everyone. It’s a pleasure to be with you today. I want to thank the Atlantic Council for hosting this important exchange because the issue with which we’re confronted – the ... Read More»

Representatives of the Office of the Vice President visit Guyana

During their visit, the delegation will meet with government officials, business leaders and non-governmental organizations leading on issues of governance, security and prosperity. Discussions will include topics of mutual interest including food security, energy security, and the U.S.-Caribbean Partnership to Address the Climate Crisis 2030 (PACC 2030). Read More»

USAID AND CARICOM Partner to Develop an Environment for Resilient Business and Investment in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean

Climate variability is a global challenge that affects the region’s economic growth, food security, public health, and livelihoods. Building resilience to prepare and respond to the impacts of climate change takes many forms and relies on strong and innovative partners.  Similar to other regions in the world, significantly constrained economic growth across the Eastern and ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Lynch at the opening of USAID second virtual Climate Symposium

We recognize that more support is needed to both expand the region’s agriculture sector and climate proof investments in food production. Under the U.S.-Caribbean Partnership to Address the Climate Crisis 2030 the U.S. Government has committed to accelerating the development and adoption of climate and disaster resilient approaches in the region’s priority economic sectors, including ... Read More»

Op-Ed: The Summit of the Americas Hits Home: Our Relationship and My Family History

Events like the Summit of the Americas recognize the ties that bind our hemisphere together, and I feel grateful to reflect on the values and the heritage that we share with our Caribbean neighbors. I count myself as a member of the Caribbean diaspora that helped build the United States. Our country continues to benefit ... Read More»

Op-Ed: A Summit for All Americans

Op-Ed:  A Summit for All Americans By Brian A. Nichols, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs  Maleka Russell, a Guyanese alumna of the State Department’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative, owns an organic farm in Kwakwani that had major flooding in 2021, so Maleka decided to change her business to broiler production. ... Read More»

Protecting Mangroves = Protecting the Earth

Ambassador Lynch praised the program for raising awareness about the role that mangroves play in disaster management, carbon absorption, and protection of coastlines. She commented, “Climate change is already impacting the planet in unprecedented ways, causing weather and climate events to increase in severity and frequency. Read More»

USAID Launches Regional Development Cooperation Strategy

Regional Representative, USAID/ESC, Clinton D. White said, “The American people, through USAID, are partnering with the people of the Caribbean to move education, health, economic development, gender equality, climate change resilience, and prosperity forward, so they are able to have opportunities to better their lives and to promote stronger and safer communities.” Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Lynch in Observance of 245th Anniversary of U.S. Independence

As we celebrate America’s 245th birthday tonight, we are also grateful for our many partnerships around the world, just like the 55 years of bilateral relations we have with Guyana and her people. We are grateful for our shared values of promoting democracy, good governance, the rule of law, and private sector-led growth. I would ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Lynch and USAID Regional Representative at Joint Press Conference

Remarks by Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch It is with great pleasure that we welcome Mr. Clinton White to Guyana. As the USAID regional representative for the Eastern and Southern Caribbean, he’s visited Guyana previously, but not since the pandemic, so we are very glad to see him back with us this week. And, there is certainly ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Lynch at USAID Climate Change Symposium Opening Ceremony

As part of the Biden Administration’s whole of government approach to addressing the climate challenge, USAID has been tasked with developing a new Agency Climate Strategy by November 1 to be released at COP26. This will incorporate all sectors of USAID’s work, where possible. USAID’s Eastern & Southern Caribbean (ESC) Mission was selected as one ... Read More»

USAID Eastern and Southern Caribbean’s Regional Representative Clinton White Visits Guyana

To emphasize the U.S. Government’s focus on regional and government partnerships, climate change, public financial management, and private sector-led growth, USAID Regional Representative Clinton White is in Guyana to meet with government officials, CARICOM representatives, leaders in the business community, youth representatives and members of civil society organizations. This will be Mr. White’s first meeting ... Read More»

USAID/ESC Announces Virtual Climate Change Symposium

USAID/ESC’s symposium aims to renew and strengthen existing partnerships in the region by encouraging dialogue and sharing information and opportunities on climate change. With its opening session on June 16, the event will feature representatives from the U.S. Government, CARICOM, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center, and other regional organizations. It will conclude in the ... Read More»

USAID donates climate monitoring equipment to Government of Guyana

Through the U.S. Government’s three-year Climate Change Adaptation Project, we are dedicating US$10 million to creating an integrated system for the development and financing of adaptation measures to counter the impact of climate variability.  The equipment being handed over today was purchased under this project. Read More»

Earth Day 2016: No Turning Back in the Global Fight against Climate Change

By: Ambassador Perry Holloway Georgetown – As people around the globe observe Earth Day today, world leaders are making history at the United Nations in New York.  Over 100 countries will sign the Paris Agreement on climate change, representing their commitment to join it formally.  This marks a turning point in the story of our planet ... Read More»
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